Drug abuse is classed as using a drug for a purpose other than for which it is normally prescribed.
The tests included in this profile are designed to look for commonly abused drugs. The tests are carried out on a hair sample.
Using a small sample of hair cut from close to the scalp, hair analysis evaluates the number of drug metabolites embedded inside the hair and every 1cm of head hair in length provides a 30-day history of drug use. Hair samples can detect a longer period of drug use. With urine, most drugs are undetectable if urinalysis is carried out more than 3-4 days after use apart from cannabis, which can be detected for slightly longer periods of time depending on usage.
Drug testing at HOME
Drug testing your child will discourage them from taking drugs and in turn this will protect them from illegal dangerous drug abuse.
Drug testing at SCHOOL
Drug testing in schools has a huge benefit to both the school and the student. It is estimated that 1 in 5 children will have handled drugs and by the time they are 13 most children will have tried drugs.
Drug testing at WORK
If employers drug test their employee’s this will help decrease the amount of working days lost per year from drug abuse and create a safer working environment.
We send you an easy-to-use kit to collect your hair sample.
Post your sample to our lab in the prepaid envelope provided.
View results securely in your own personal dashboard.
Our tests are not a substitute for seeing your doctor, especially if you are suffering symptoms. Our doctors will interpret your results based on the information you have provided, but will not diagnose, consult or provide any treatment. You will be advised to see your doctor for any necessary follow-up action.
We will send you your Drug Check (hair) hair sample collection kit which contains everything you need to take your hair sample in the comfort of your own home.
Your Drug Check (hair) includes 1st class postage and packaging for you to send your hair sample directly to our laboratory for analysis. If you live in an area where you cannot rely on the post or you simply want to ensure that your sample arrives at the laboratory the following day, you may wish to send your hair sample guaranteed next day delivery for extra reassurance.
Your hair sample will be analysed at one of our chosen laboratories. You can be assured of fast, accurate results from one of our accredited independent providers of clinical diagnostic tests.
Our medical team will comment on out-of-range hair results and give you follow-up advice where necessary. If you need it, a PDF copy of your Drug Check (hair) results can be downloaded for your doctor.
Once you have placed your order you will receive login details to mymedichecks.com where you can manage your account, track your orders and view your Drug Check (hair) results.
Stay motivated by filling in your online health and lifestyle questionnaire and seeing how improvements in your lifestyle can influence your results. Your medical and family history gives us vital information when interpreting your results.